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. >> warner: and is the grand canyon 60 million years older than we've long thought? we ask science correspondent miles o'brien. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by bnsf railway. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> warner: washington's clock ticked another day closer today to automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, the so-called "fiscal cliff". the president took to the road, while republicans warned there's a deadlock in efforts to reach a deficit deal. >> now, of course, santa delivers everywhere. i've been keeping my own naughty and nice lists for washington. >> warner: the president chose a seasonal setting, a toy factory in hatfield, pennsylvania, and holiday imagery to press again for extending tax cuts for the middle class. >> if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their income taxes au
science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: house republicans today offered their counter- offer to the president's plan for a deal both sides say is needed to avoid year-end tax increases. the move was the latest volley in an increasingly tense face- off between the two branches of government. >> with 28 days left to come to a deal on the nation's fiscal cliff, the white house is holding firm on its proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy. spokesman jay carney. >> the obstacle remains at this point the refusal to acknowledge by republican leaders that there is no deal that achieves the kind of balance that is necessary without raising rates on the top 2% wealthiest americans. the math simply does not add up. >> ifill: the white house proposes raising $1.6 trillion in taxes over ten years, imposin
. and for those who are unfamiliar with the term "stem" it stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. the hard sciences that we have too few in terms of graduates from our colleges and universities. this bill passed in the house of representatives with 245 votes, and was originally sponsored by my friend and colleague, lamar smith of texas, and is very similar to a piece of legislation i myself have introduced earlier this year. the goal of this legislation is one that i think is -- enjoys broad bipartisan support, and that is to help the united states retain more of the highly skilled immigrants who come to study at our colleges and universities. in particular, this bill would make eligible for a green card those who graduate in the stem fields who get a master's degree or a ph.d. and so we would not add to the net number of green cards that would be eligible, there is 55,000 diversity lottery visa green cards that would be substituted for by these stem green cards. now, we all know that america's immigration system is broken, and, unfortunately, it's a self-inflicted wound in many
learning to bubble in a multiple choice response. it is not literature, science, innovation, or creativity. it is not innovation. we need rigor and imagination. you need both. you have the left hand and the right hand. we have to combine those things. in california, we create innovation by ab32, but the only state with the cap and trade program, we create it by cutting regulation. i had to fire two incumbent people in our division of conservation. there were blocking oil exploration. i fired them and the oil permits for drilling went up 18%. we have to work on many levels. we're promoting efficiency. we're promoting and renewable energy and climate change -- i take courage change very seriously. we have got to do with it and there is a lot of resistance. but we deal with that through enlightened government policies, feedback, and changing them when we find they do not work. and encouraging the private sector where the ideas come up. i do not think -- steve jobs working in his career came up with stuff. i did not know that steve jobs was working in that group on the computer. we want to hav
of sciences, shakespeares garden was designed in 1928 by the california spring blossom association. flowers and plants played an important part in shakespeares literary masterpieces. here is an enchanting and tranquil garden tucked away along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. appreciate the beauty of its unique setting. the cherry tree, the brick walkways, the enchanting stones, the rustic sundial. chaired the
national intelligence community. in 2011, the defense science board provided the secretary of defense guidance for a government-wide approach to preparing for the effects of climate change, concluding that -- and i quote -- "climate change will only grow in concern for the united states and its security interests." the 2010 quadrennial defense review by the department of defense noted khroeufp as one of the things -- climate change as one of the things that -- quote -- "will play important roles in the future security environment." and the white house's 2010 national security strategy stated -- quote -- "climate change threatens the security of regions and the health and safety of the american people." going back to 2008, there thomas fingar, then deputy chair for analysis said -- and i quote -- "global climate change will have wide-ranging implications for u.s. national security interests for the next couple of years." in a report requested by the c.i.a., the national research council wrote this year that -- quote -- "while climate change alone does not cause conflict, it may act as
. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: washington's struggle to avoid going off the "fiscal cliff" resumed in earnest today. the president moved to draw on his reelection victory for new clout with congress. the goal: a sweeping deficit agreement to avert $650 billion in spending cuts and tax increases at the start of 2013. from the white house came word that president obama will try to build public pressure on congress to raise taxes on the wealthy and prevent tax hikes for everyone else. white house spokesman jay carney. >> well, the president believes very strongly that the american people matter in this debate. because this debate is about them. the question of whether or not taxes go up on 98% of american tax payers is a very important to ordin
that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the battle for control of syria reached ever closer to the capital today. heavy fighting flared near the damascus airport, and online access was cut, as the pressure intensified on president bashar al-assad. we have a report narrated by jonathan rugman of "independent television news." >> reporter: it could be the west's worst nightmare. jubilant jihadist fighters near damascus. this group has captured a helicopter and these islamists are now in the vanguard of syria's rebel army. syrian warplanes and helicopters were filmed attacking the fringes of the capital today. and to the road to the international airport has been closed by fighting. and as that fighting intensifies much of syria's internet n
christianson who taught political science at san jose state for 40 years and has literally written textbooks on local government. he said california might actually get away with the land grab. >> historically, it has always been recognized that the states are superior in authority to local government. so this i think would be the state's argument on the retro activity issue. we're the boss. we can do this. >> reporter: unless the property under review fits one of three criteria. the land was transferred before january 1, 2011. was contractually committed to a third party before the law was signed. or programs more pertinently, qualifies as having a clear government purpose. what exactly is a clear government purpose? according to hd palmer of the department of finance, it is defined by state law in broad terms as, quote, assets such as roads, school buildings, parks, police, fire stations, libraries, and local agency administrative buildings. omitted in that list. no mention of convention centers or theme parks. >> you cannot justify this. some thing are right and some are wrong and this is
. >>guest: thank you. there is a science to them in the imitators i cannot speak for. but they are imitators so that says something. >>caller: yes it does your hangers are wonderful!! >>guest: happy holidays and i guess you are getting a gift bag for yourself as well. >>caller: [laughter] [laughter] >>host: the yugo mirijam thank you. --there you go. gorgeous! we know we love6 c13 hangers. the bag is a really special added bonus. >>guest: look how big it is. to fit 36 hangers. you put echo in here and give it as a gift.--a coat >>guest: i do not think i have ever seen this many people on the telephone number. call now do not miss out because i think it goes away when we do. >>host: it does. it goes away when we go away. [laughter] >>guest: i am not going there. if you are going to part with it as a gift do not forget about the guys.from their suits, shirts. you your husband colleen, if you are fighting over hangers, give him a gift.1-36 pack in the color he wants. >>host: purple sold out, go to your next favorite color. >>guest: we still have ruby red? >>host: we will track. t
't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. thanks for staying with us, i'm bill o'reilly miller time segment tonight. get to the sage of southern california he joins us from santa barbara. miller, you are listening to all the goings on here about christmas and you say? >> they won, face the face of modern progressivism. that's the inclusive guy you just talked to a while back. i'm the american preemptive. that's the new inclusive. it's america 180. so i'm just going to lock the pod face on and i'm going to say i don't think there is a war on anything except women. i prefer to think this is a seasonal comp trton brought up by a small man named lincoln chafee who if he was more i had ole the 00 particular outside the christmas tree. for seasonal sake what has happened to this country when i sing white christmas now i will no doubt be deemed to be a racist. we have lost our mind. lock the pod face on and stay low because the inmates are subletting the asylum. the only reason they don't go over santa is because they think he might be a mullah and they don't want to be
to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> bill: thank for staying with us. i'm woirl in the kelly file segment tonight. three hot topics. we begin with the supreme court meeting tomorrow to consider the issue of gay marriage as a civil rights issue. you may remember that the state of california voted down gay marriage the very liberal ninth circuit of appeals ruled that the vote was unconstitutional on a civil rights basis. here now to the situation megyn kelly and lis wiehl. nobody is going to know what they say. what do you think they are going to talk about. >> they decide whether they're going to grant certain case. any of these cases there is a number of them and whether or not they are going to take them up. i think they will take one. there is nine they have to consider can respect to gay marriage. some involve prop 8 out in california. some involve the defense of marriage act which is a federal law signed by president clinton. that defines marriage as between a man and a woman for federal purposes and says, hey, if texas recogniz
? the answer is part of our science roundup online. hari sreenivasan has the details. >> sreenivasan: the image resembles a lite-bright time lapse. find those pictures and our conversation with a software developer who set out to visualize the 24-hour cycle of urban public transit systems. that's on our homepage. an international telecommunications conference in dubai aims to set new rules for the internet. what's at stake? we take a look in the rundown. and on making sense, economics correspondent paul solman argues both sides of the capital gains tax debate. all that and more is on our website newshour.pbs.org. judy? >> woodruff: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. thank you and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributio
country together. bill nye the science guy, naturally this really upset confederate soldier nicolas cage, but why and more importantly how does this happen? for the answer we turn to science. >> the estimate is that there's about 200 genes that actually make up the facial composition so if you think about a slot machine, what are the odds you would get 200 rows on a slot machine to line up. >> reporter: what's the number? what are the chances that i have a twin out there who looks exactly like me. >> 1 in a billion. >> reporter: 1 in a billion with a "b." . do people tell you look like anybody? >> oh, you look like elizabeth taylor when you were young or fran dresh sneer do i look like anybody famous? >> you look like you because you are famous. >> reporter: oh, my gosh, i love you. so the next time someone tells you look look like -- >> kevin durant. >> robert downey jr. >> jennifer lopez. >> this little guy they say he looks like bruce willis. >> reporter: i see it, i see it, really. >>> and there it is, and there is truth behind it. we all have a number of genes to make up our facial
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americans to pay late more so we can still invest in things like education and training and science and research. now i know some of this may sound familiar to you because we talked a lot about this during the campaign. this shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. this was a major debate in the presidential campaign and in congressional campaigns across the country and a clear majority of americans, not just democrats, but also a lot of republicans and a lot of independents, agreed we should have a balanced approach to deficit reduction that doesn't hurt the economy and doesn't hurt middle class families. i'm glad to see, you've been reading the papers lately, that more and more republicans in congress seem to be agreeing with this idea that we should have a balanced approach. so if both parties agree we should not raise taxes on middle class families, let's begin our work with where we agree. the senate's already passed a bill that keeps income taxes from going up on middle class families. democrats in the house are ready to vote for that same bill today. if we can get a few house repu
than myself and the big pocket it lined with drusy. >>host: there you had it. there the science behind that it is fascinating and it is interestingtalk about these rocks that literally date back 500 million years. that is the outside and inside you have little pockets little cavities with the herkimer form in order for us to create the today's special you go through and sort only the best rough. this is best of the best. it top grade quality is not get better for a hardcover. if you are looking an earring with sparkle and pizazz and personality -- it does not get better than the herkimer.getting these. these a so much fun. they are a starter they will say those earrings are beautiful what are you wearing? when you give these as a gift they will not it you can only find herkimer today's special boutique. in japan they love her car. -- herkimer, nobody sells it for less than $50.this is a special one day only offer. read the in pennsylvania who is shopping today. -- ritahere that you had ordered for pairs >>caller: one pair for me and three pairs as christmas gifts. it will be hard
or msnbc that catered to a certain audience and psychology and political science because it cognitive discipline. people tune in to what they want to hear and get their views reinforced. talk radio was just beginning to flourish and you didn't have the internet. the internet now has a content ratio of information coming over the internet very, very high. and get 50% of people get their information of the internet. and the sites dillinger here to get this passed along. these are not what i would call efforts to bring us together. these tend to be polarizing mechanisms that make it more difficult to achieve a compromise. the speaker were to go off and cut a deal by the time he's back on capitol hill with sean hannity they didn't make it. the members phones lit up like a christmas tree, the switchboards of angry people to talk about what they've heard. it makes it very difficult for the members that there is another factor that has come in that isn't talked about as much but it's equally important at least in the mind of policy makers and that is the fact that campaign financing has chan
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